Secondary education (21 - 30 of 38 items)
Precollege Math and Science Education: Department of Energy's Precollege Program Managed Ineffectively
HEHS-94-208: Published: Sep 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) management of its precollege mathematics and science education program, focusing on: (1) DOE program implementation priorities; (2) the role of project evaluations in budget decisions; and (3) whether the program helps to achieve the National Education Goal of making U.S. students first in the world i...
Delta Teachers Academy
RCED-94-213R: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Faculty's Delta Teachers Academy program. GAO noted that: (1) it is too early to assess the National Faculty's efforts in establishing the Academy; (2) the Academy encourages participating scholars to become resources for other teachers in their districts; (3) in the Academy's first year of operation, 100 teachers from 40 school distri...
GAO Work Related to ESEA of 1965
HEHS-94-156R: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a summary of its products related to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act...
Educational Testing: The Canadian Experience With Standards, Examinations, and Assessments
PEMD-93-11: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Canada's experiences with large-scale testing programs, focusing on: (1) how Canadian educational standards are set; (2) the types of tests used; (3) whether the tests were accountable; (4) safeguards which prevent the misuse of test results; and (5) whether tests improved teaching and learning.GAO found that: (1) Canadian test standards are set by...
Planning for Education Standards
PEMD-93-21R: Published: Apr 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed proposed policy and oversight for education standards, focusing on: (1) the functions needed to certify proposed voluntary national education standards and create a system of assessments; (2) whether the proposed National Education Standards and Assessments Council (NESAC) and the National Education Goals Panel (NEGP) can perform these functions; a...
Drug Education: Limited Progress in Program Evaluation
T-PEMD-93-2: Published: Mar 31, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1993.
GAO discussed drug education program evaluation, focusing on: (1) the Department of Education's grants to states and local school districts under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1986; (2) the Drug-Free School Recognition Program; and (3) other comprehensive community-based programs. GAO noted that: (1) little progress has been made in determining how effective various programs...
Department of Education: The Eisenhower Math and Science State Grant Program
HRD-93-25: Published: Nov 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program, focusing on how: (1) state grant funds are spent; (2) experts view proposed program improvements; (3) Education collects and analyzes program data; and (4) federal agencies coordinate and sponsor math and science education programs.GAO found that: (1) Educ...
Visibility and Leadership: The Changing Federal Role in Education
147976: Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, discusses federal involvement in education and focuses on: (1) federal programs in elementary and secondary education; (2) the President and nation's governors' establishment of national education goals for the year 2000 and establishment of the National Education Goals Panel; (3) the establishment of national standards for...
Observations on Ohio's Implementation of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986
T-HRD-90-12: Published: Feb 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1990.
GAO discussed federal legislation enacted to establish drug abuse education programs and its effects on Ohio drug-free school programs, focusing on: (1) how Ohio officials were using federal funds; (2) the extent to which state officials included alcohol abuse in drug-free school programs; (3) Ohio officials' methods for determining program effectiveness; and (4) Ohio students' and teachers' opini...
Effective Schools Programs: Their Extent and Characteristics
HRD-89-132BR: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO conducted a national study of effective schools programs to provide information on program characteristics, focusing on: (1) the number of school districts with effective schools programs; (2) common program characteristics and practices; (3) how school districts evaluated program effects on student achievement; and (4) federal requirements for program eval...